Last weekend, Pinterest enthusiasts and industry professionals alike descended upon the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the 17th annual Interior Design Show. BuzzBuzzHome News was there to document the best booths, exhibitions and speakers — we saw a $20,000 Missoni couch, touchscreen kitchen appliances, well groomed Miele baristas and what seemed like an endless number of freestanding bathtubs. Check out the photos below and stay tuned for our video coverage of the year’s top design trends, as seen at IDS.
All photos by James Bombales.
This year’s event was sponsored in part by IKEA, who presented their new cabinet line, SEKTION, with three model kitchens.
On Sunday, TV personality Marilyn Denis and House & Home Magazine founder Lynda Reeves talked about how to hone your personal decorating style and answered questions from the audience.
Caesarstone displayed their line of products with quartz swings that were a big hit with kids who were (likely) dragged to the IDS against their will.
Pendant lighting fixtures were a hot design trend. Toronto designer Jonathan Sabine displayed these sheet steel pendants in the Studio North and Prototype section.
Luxurious, freestanding tubs were everywhere — in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.
Canadian home furnishing company Artemano won the Gold Award for “Best Booth Design” (400 – 600 square feet). Their modern, solid wood furniture was displayed in a relaxing, zen interior. They also served green tea, which may have upped their chances.
National Bank partnered with Interior Designers of Canada to provide attendees with free design consultations.
Colourful appliances are making a comeback. Instagram users snapped selfies with these SMEG refrigerators for a chance to win one for their own kitchen.
Don’t forget to look for our IDS 2015 video, airing later this week.